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High-speed doors cut energy usage

With so many economic forces and forecasts hampering business operations, ­companies need to monitor their costs more carefully, especially energy usage.

At Wetherby Building Products, supplier of cement-based construction ­products, in Dalton, North Yorkshire, a solution was required to maintain their working temperature and reduce their energy consumption in their production warehouse. Klimate High Speed Doors, a specialist designer and manufacturer of high-speed doors, was asked to install four Ardent high-speed doors, to help reduce Wetherby’s energy consumption.

Having a constant flow of traffic entering and leaving the warehouse. Mike Brier at Wetherby says: “With today’s needs to assist in maintaining a reasonable level of energy consumption, we ­needed to have a product that could maintain a constant working temperature and keep our energy loss to a minimum, especially through our busiest area of production, which is a priority. The product had to be durable, reliable and of high quality.”

Chris Halsall of Klimate, a division of BID Group, says: “With adjustable opening and closing speeds of up to two metres per second, the Ardent door has enabled Wetherby to generate major improvements in energy management, working temperature conditions and to maximise efficiency in production areas.”

The Ardent range of doors is said to provide valuable energy savings by minimising heat loss, with the additional benefit of low maintenance costs. Due to the ­simplistic nature of the door and the fact that Klimate engineers are able to train the customer’s personnel on the workings of the door, any maintenance work can be quickly and easily undertaken in-house, reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

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